Belgium: Long United, Long Divided

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This concise history describes the traditions and transitions that over two thousand years have developed in Belgium in a sense of shared identity, common government, and a centralised nation-state - and then over a few recent decades paved the way for Flemish-Walloon schism that now threatens to break up Belgium. It responds to the question: Why does a government, unified for more than 600 years, no longer seem capable of holding together a linguistically divided country In tracing the evolution of Belgian governance, ...

Belgium: Long United, Long Divided 2014, C Hurst & Co Publishers Ltd, London

ISBN-13: 9781849041461

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